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Protesters crowd a park to overflowing for a rally before a women's march Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017, in Seattle. Women across the Pacific Northwest marched in solidarity with the Women's March on Washington and to send a message in support of women's rights and other causes. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

The 'A Day Without A Woman' details were just released and here's how you can participate


UPDATE 9:08 p.m. EST Feb. 26: 

The organizers of the Women's March on Washington announced new details about the general strike planned for March 8th. 

Organizers said those who wish to participate in what's been dubbed "A Day Without A Woman" can do so in one or all of the following ways: 

  1. Women can take the day off from paid and unpaid labor
  2. Avoid shopping for one day (with exceptions for small, women- and minority-owned businesses)
  3. Wear red in solidarity with A Day Without A Woman

UPDATE 6:53 pm EST Feb. 15:

The organizers of the Women's March on Washington announced on Wednesday that they will hold a general strike on March 8th, which happens to coincide with International Women's Day.

The group didn't immediately divulge details about the strikes details but said it would share updates when they develop.

The organizers of January's Women's March on Washington announced Monday that they have more to say. 

Organizers tweeted that they plan to hold a general strike in the future, but the date has yet to be announced. 

"General Strike: A Day Without A Woman," a photo tweeted from the official Women's March account read. The details for the upcoming strike haven't been released just yet. 

Thousands showed up for the Women's March on Washington, which was held just one day after President Trump's inauguration. 

But the Women's March organizers didn't want to make just a one-time statement. Instead, organizers committed to turning the event into a launchpad for an effective movement. 

“Thank you to the millions of people around the world who, on January 21, came together to raise our voices,” the website said.

But our march forward does not end here. Now is the time to get friends, family and community together and make history.
Women's March website

The Women's March website now has a "call to action" section where participants are asked to take action on an issue they care about. 

The first three "actions" listed on the blog include reaching out to representatives and organizing within individual communities. 

Based on the organization's most recent posts on social media, one of those actions appears to be protesting Betsy DeVos' nomination for secretary of education. 

What is a general strike? 

A general strike is where groups of people leave their workplaces to make a statement demanding political or economic action, CNN reports. 

Salon reports that a large-scale, national strike would be unprecedented in modern U.S. history. 

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